According to the BBC, an exhibit at the Oslo Natural History Museum
says homosexuality has been observed among 1,500 species, and that in 500 of those it is well documented.
The exhibition—entitled Against Nature?—includes photographs of one male giraffe mounting another, of apes stimulating others of the same sex, and two aroused male right whales rubbing against each other.
"Homosexuality is a common and widespread phenomenon in the animal world," says an exhibition statement.
"Not only short-lived sexual relationships, but even long-lasting partnerships; partnerships that may last a lifetime."
The BBC also reports that one unnamed American commentator described the exhibit as "propaganda invading the scientific world." The commentator in question turns out to be one Nathan Tabor, described in his author's bio as "a conservative political activist based in Kernersville, North Carolina." His arguments are…well, read them for yourselves:
* "If homosexuality were truly strong in the animal kingdom, there would be no animals left, since they would be unable and unwilling to reproduce."
* The museum "claims that bonobos, a type of chimpanzee, are all bisexuals. This is significant, because those who believe in evolution rather than in intelligent design can then make the case that we humans must all have bisexual tendencies too, since, in their view, we're all descended from apes."
* "For years, homosexual activists have tried to make the case that there's a special homosexual gene hiding in the gene pool. Yet, that simply doesn't explain why one human twin might pursue a homosexual lifestyle and another would not."
* "With liberals such as these running scientific exhibits and some schools, we can fully expect a version of the beloved storybook 'The Three Little Pigs' to give rise to 'The Three Gay Pigs.'"
Readers are invited to write their own versions of The Three Gay Pigs in the comments section. Keep it clean—this is a family blog, dammit—and try to do something more clever than making a pun on the word "blow." You get extra credit if your story includes even more misunderstandings of evolution and genetics than can be found in Tabor's column.